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Baby Bump: Prenatal Exercises

Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to give up exercise. But if marathon training is part of your daily ritual, that's a different story. Here are some ways to keep active while a new life develops inside you.

To learn about three popular prenatal activities,

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  1. Walking: Since you can walk wherever and whenever you please, this one should be a no brainer. Just remember to take it easy. And, if you are planning on taking a longer stroll— bring water, a snack and a cell phone in case of an emergency.
  2. Prenatal Yoga: Similar to traditional yoga, mums–to–be have the option to stretch and pose in strengthening positions, but are shown variations depending on their comfort and ability levels.
  3. Prenatal Swimming: Swimming is an excellent exercise for pregnant ladies because it relieves a lot of the pressure that the growing belly puts on the mama's back. It also helps strengthen the arms and legs without exerting force on the back or belly. Plus, there's a mental benefit to feeling light as a feather as you bob around the water.

All of the above exercises can help a mom get physically prepared for the laboring process. But whatever exercise you choose to do, be aware of your body's limitations and check with your physician first.

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